Feature Album – 2SER
Feature Album – RTR FM
Feature Record – PBS
“Aldous Harding could shift from cult star to the next big thing in music” – The Age / Sydney Morning Herald
“The fact, the oddly satisfying fact, about all this is you have to trust your gut rather than your mind with Aldous Harding. And after three albums, each more intriguing and impressive, I’m more than happy to do that.” – Bernard Zuel
“In form and function Designer is concise and captivating. Familiar like a favourite object, and endlessly strange, like ourselves.” – STACK
“Designer really demonstrates Harding at her best and cements her as a standout musical talent with a record that will surely appear on the year’s best albums lists.” –The Music
“Fascinating and frightening, highly eccentric and blisteringly beautiful – a record destined to worm its way deep under the skin.” – Q Magazine, ★★★★★
“Her lyrics are inscrutable and her vocal and visual stylings eccentric, but Harding’s third album is a thing of beauty.” – The Guardian, ★★★★“Aldous Harding’s Designer is her most captivating record yet.” – The Line of Best Fit, 9/10
“It’s easy to become swept up in this world of sustained and excruciating beauty.” – Uncut
“Cryptic and deeply idiosyncratic songs, a record you don’t want to turn your back on in any way.” – MOJO
“A real triumph.” – DIY
Today, Aldous Harding releases her third album Designer via 4AD / Remote Control Records.
Designer finds the New Zealander hitting her creative stride. After the sleeper success of Party(internationally lauded and crowned Rough Trade Shop’s Album of 2017), Harding came off a 200-date tour last summer and went straight into the studio with a collection of songs written on the road. Reuniting with John Parish, producer of Party, Harding spent 15 days recording and 10 days mixing at Rockfield Studios, Monmouth and Bristol’s J&J Studio and Playpen. From the bold strokes of opening track ‘Fixture Picture’, there is an overriding sense of an artist confident in their work, with contributions from Huw Evans (H. Hawkline), Stephen Black (Sweet Baboo), drummer Gwion Llewelyn and violinistClare Mactaggart broadening and complimenting Harding’s rich and timeless songwriting.